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Object Name: Nameboard of the ferryboat "Elizabeth"
Date: ca. 1904
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Medium: Wood
Dimensions: Overall: 15 3/4 x 120 x 1 1/2 in. ( 40 x 304.8 x 3.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Wilmington
Description: Long black painted wooden board with "ELIZABETH" carved in block capitals and painted with gold paint.
Credit Line: Gift of the New Jersey Central Railroad, through the Steamship Historical Society
Object Number: 1947.410
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Marks: inscribed: "ELIZABETH"

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This nameboard identified the ferryboat Elizabeth, built in 1904, the second of its name to ply the route between Elizabeth, New Jersey, and New York City. The steamboat belonged to Communipaw Ferry, the oldest interstate ferry company in New York Harbor. The Elizabeth served for 34 years, retiring in 1938 due to the closing of the West 23rd Street Ferry.